Friday, 30 June 2017

Saturday, 24 June 2017


It's been a wee while since I posted a picture.  Where do the days go, so busy, must do better.  A glimpse of other busy people hurrying about there business.  A view from the Tate viewing platform.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Cheshire Cat

Remember the cat in Alice in Wonderland?  Who often recited the first verse of the Jabbertwocky poem

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves 
      Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: 
All mimsy were the borogoves, 
      And the mome raths outgrabe.

The Queen of Hearts, rabbit and the bottle were also spotted tripping around the streets.  Ah summer promises to be fun with lots to entertain us.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Please Sir, I want some more!

Charles Dickens and his family moved a lot depending on their circumstances.  A couple of times he lived in this charming Georgian house in Fitzrovia, just a few yards from the Workhouse.

It is believed that some of the characters in Oliver Twist were based on those from the workhouse. There apparently was even a shopkeeper in the street with the name Bill Sykes!

Those that are asking for more now however are not poor working lads but rather developers who wish to pull down the Georgian buildings and build modern expensive apartments that sell for a couple of million.

Dickens fans, historians, local community groups and lots of other Londoners have been trying to save the historic buildings and character of the area.  What has been achieved is that the workhouse building has managed to get a heritage order placed on it.  Everything around it however will be demolished and a high rise apartment building will go up behind it.  The developers plan to gut the workhouse and create luxury apartments inside the facade.

To view the application and leave comments you still have a couple more days to have your say.
For details and links visit here.

the workhouse

Monday, 20 February 2017

City Fashion

Another response to that question I was asked "what are people wearing in London?"  A mixture of tourists and those heading into the city.  A mixture of casual and formal.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Golden Glow

Sometimes it is a waiting game until the right person walks into the small shaft of light that brightens up the scene.
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